Kitchen Management

Job Description

Job Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Kitchen Manager to oversee the culinary operations of bestbet’s Jacksonville facility. Applicants should have a strong background in managing kitchen staff, executing menus, and maintaining food safety standards. This position plays a critical role in ensuring our cardroom's food service operations run smoothly, providing an exceptional dining experience for our guests. If you are an experienced Kitchen Manager looking for an opportunity with a company that has always been at the top of its industry, apply today! Join our team and contribute to the success of bestbet by ensuring that our guests have an outstanding dining experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead and supervise kitchen staff.

Ensure efficient and smooth kitchen operations during cardroom hours.

Monitor food quality, consistency, and presentation, maintaining high standards while considering cost-effectiveness.

Maintain strict adherence to food safety regulations and guidelines.

Conduct regular inspections to ensure kitchen equipment and workspaces meet sanitation standards.

Train and educate kitchen staff on proper food handling and safety protocols.

Manage inventory levels, order supplies, and monitor food costs to maximize profitability.

Implement cost-control measures to minimize waste and reduce expenses.

Track and analyze sales data to make informed decisions about menu pricing and offerings.

Recruit, train, and develop kitchen staff, fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Conduct performance evaluations, provide feedback, and address any performance issues.

Promote a safe working environment by enforcing safety protocols and practices.

Address and report any safety concerns promptly.

Collaborate with the front-of-house staff to ensure seamless service and a positive guest experience.

Handle customer inquiries and concerns regarding food quality or service promptly and professionally.

Assist in creating and managing the kitchen budget, including labor and food costs.

May require some lifting (up to 50 lbs.), standing and walking for prolonged periods of time.


Proven experience as a Kitchen Manager or similar role in a fast-paced restaurant or food service setting.

Strong culinary skills and knowledge of diverse cuisines.

Knowledge of food safety regulations and best practices.

Well organized and strong problem-solving skills.

Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

Effective communication and problem-solving abilities.

Ability to work a flexible schedule consisting of opening, closing, weekends, and holidays.

ServSafe certification.

State issued card room license. **

**State card room license is required and can be obtained at the time of hiring.

Cafeteria plan after 6 months (health, vision, dental, life, AFLAC)
401K enrollment after one year

bestbet is a drug free workplace

Type: Full-time

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bestbet - Jacksonville - Orange Park - St Augustine

bestbet is the state’s top poker, simulcast and gaming operator with locations in Jacksonville, Orange Park, and St. Augustine. At bestbet, you'll be working for a great company that has been leading the way in gaming entertainment and spectacular service for over 85 years. We pride ourselves in recruiting the best people for our nationally recognized cardrooms, innovative simulcast wagering system, and award-winning dining.

bestbet Jacksonville, the largest poker room in Florida, features over 80 gaming tables of all limits, an expansive simulcast area, and an array of food-and beverage service that includes hand-made sushi. bestbet Jacksonville’s poker room is a top poker destination bringing in both amateur and professional players from around the world to play in our nationally recognized tournaments, cash games, and playing opportunities on our weekly live stream, bestbetLIVE. We also feature a popular deli-style eatery and tableside waitress service with full-service beer, wine, and liquor along with our own pizzeria and Starbucks coffee shop.

bestbet Orange Park has been rated as the top event entertainment destination and best sushi in Clay County for consecutive years. Our Orange Park location features two stories of gaming entertainment. The first floor offers simulcast wagering with over 40 TVs, private carrels, and a convenient deli for our patrons to enjoy. The second floor has our 40-table poker room which runs daily cash games and weekly tournaments all year long and includes upstairs dining with a sushi bar.

bestbet St. Augustine, our newest cardroom, features 49 gaming tables and a state-of-the-art sports bar. The 40,673-square foot facility is the only cardroom and sports bar in St. Augustine and runs poker games of all limits, weekly poker tournaments, great daily promotions, and has a popular sushi bar. The cardroom and sports bar has over 80 TVs along with a spacious simulcast area while the sports bar serves up all our patrons’ game day favorites and drinks.

We are currently looking for upbeat, hardworking, motivated individuals to join our team in at our Jacksonville, Orange Park, and St. Augustine locations. If you are looking for an opportunity with a company that has always been at the top of its industry fill out an application and send us your resume today.

Applicant Requirements
• Passion for the entertainment industry & great guest service
• High Energy and Enthusiastic
• Desire to work in a positive / fun working environment
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including opening, closing, weekends and holidays

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